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On Saving Summer's Trashiest Cocktail: Make Way For The $21 Long Island Ice Tea

What I think is so amazing about the Long Island Iced Tea is how much it tastes like lemonade. Or at least like lemon iced tea. I just don't understand how that's possible. It's one of the most alcoholic drinks you can drink, yet it tastes less like alcohol than almost any other alcoholic drink you can drink.

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm 1

On A Year Without Internet

@Hamza Shaban@twitter Agreed! There have always been many ways to waste time in many different ways. I do think the internet makes it, unfortunately, a lot easier to waste time in forgettable ways. And it also means that we have to put comparatively more concerted effort into making our pursuits and our connections with other people more concrete and meaningful.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm 0

On A Year Without Internet

Maybe he just didn't do it right? I don't think playing video games is a big improvement over fucking around online. When my computer's in the shop or I forget it at work, I spend more time reading actual books and newspapers, which is usually a more worthwhile pursuit than anything you can do online.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:59 am 1

On The Complete Glossary of Hipster Hallmarks

So it's a disorder, not a disease.

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I Don't Like My Friends Anymore

Why the need to make fun of Aron Ralston? He's a nice person who underwent this unbelievable life-changing ordeal and wrote a compelling book illuminating some of the depths/heights of the human experience. Also, wrong park. (I could not be less interested in any aspect of outdoor adventuring, but I was still irritated by this.)

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm 0

On Mad Men's Megan Draper Reads (And Wears) 1966 'Vogue'

@Olivia2.0 Wack - Megan is nowhere near being "the new Betty."

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm 0

On What's Your Most Played Song?

Margo Jefferson's is the best - "If You Want Me To Stay."

My most played song is Love The Way You Lie (43) but I've switched hard drives a few times since I first got iTunes so that's not necessarily representative.

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm 0

On Adam Gopnik And The Bourgeois Guillotine

Wow, you guys are so cool.

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 5:11 am 0

On Photos of Sara: The Fake Stalker and His Secret Tumblr

I actually think it is kind of funny. Not, like, super funny, but kind of funny. Which seems like the reaction that everyone involved in person has. I think its funniness/interestingness derives from the fact that Michael Walker isn't ACTUALLY interested her like a stalker is. I think that the creepy element of stalking is the interest rather than the behavior. Are there any other examples of stalking where it's just behavior and no emotional motivation? I think that's interesting! Like a cop-and-serial-killer story.

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm 1

On 'Confessions of a Shopaholic': If Patricia Highsmith Wrote Chick Lit

I have to say I really like(d) the original couple Shopaholic books (and "Shopaholic and Sister" is kinda OK because Becky actually learns a lesson in it?) but the later sequels are just gross and I'm reviled by Becky's behavior.

BUT! Sophie Kinsella's other books are so good . . . my favorite is The Undomestic Goddess. I think it's genuinely good not just "guiltily" good. And Twenties Girl, Remember Me? and Can You Keep A Secret? are so good too! The funny thing is that her books as Madeline Wickham totally blow (I forget if that's her real name or Sophie is or both are pseudonyms) - they are melodramatic and if the style is supposed to be the source humor, they don't quite achieve it.

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm 1